MEDALS TO 1918.
Queen's South Africa Medal
Defence of Ladysmith/Laing's Nek/Belfast/Cape Colony/Orange Free State 5049 PTE. S. HILL, MANCHESTER REGT.
King's South Africa Medal South Africa 1901/South Africa 1902 5049 PTE. S. HILL. MANCH. REGT.
Medals kept in a small leather wallet with their original old ribbons.
Copy medal rolls and papers. Samuel Hill was born in 1877 and enlisted into the Manchester Regiment in March 1897. Passing a course as a Signaller he served in Gibraltar November 1897 to August 1899 and then in South Africa with the 1st Battalion. In March 1903 went to Singapore, returning to the UK in January 1905. Transferrd to the Army Reserve and finally discharged 11 March 1909.
Medal roll dated 1st August 1901 shows the first three clasps and a second roll dated June 1903 shows the last two.
|Queen's South Africa
Belmont/Modder River/Driefontein/Johannesburg/Diamond Hill 9014 PTE. C. HALLIWELL, CLDSTM:GDS. RESERVED
Copy medal roll and papers. Charles Halliwell was from Grimsby and enlisted into the Coldstream Guards March 1892, aged 20. To Army Reserve 1895. Re-called October 1899 and posted to South Africa. Returned to UK October 1900 and discharged medically unfit May 1901.
Clasps confirmed on roll.
Private Ernest Weeks
Service Medal (1895) Punjab
Frontier 1897-98 / Tirah 1897-98
2522 Pte. E. Weeks
1st Bn Devon Regt
King's South Africa Medal South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902 2522 PTE. E. WEEKS. DEVON: REGT.
Copy medal rolls and papers. Ernest Weeks was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and enlisted in April 1889, aged 18. He served in Egypt,
India and South Africa. Also received the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith and Belfast.
Discharged April 1910. By 1914 he was in Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He died in Coventry 16 February 1944.
Private Tom Wood
27 Imperial Yeomanry
|Queen's South Africa Medal Cape Colony / South Africa 1902
37955 PTE. T. WOOD. 27TH BN. IMP:
Medal roll shows entitlment to Cape Colony and South Africa 1902. Tom Wood. 27th (Devon) Imperial Yeomanry.
Tom Wood was from Kendal, Westmorland and was a butcher by trade. He had served with the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry and enlisted into the Imperial Yeomanry in January 1902 (aged 20), serving as an officer's groom. To South Africa May 1902 and returned to UK November 1902.
Discharged 25 November 1902.
Corporal T. Kay
(missing clasp has now been added)
|Queen's South Africa Medal Cape Colony / Orange Free State
23247 CORPL: T. KAY. KITCHENER'S HORSE £235
Medal has a pin at top for wearing which has a representation of the KHK badge - this was the badge worn by Kitchener's Horse. Copy research.
Clasps confirmed, the South Africa 1901 clasp earned with Robert's Horse. The rolls show that he transferred to Robert's Horse 1 November 1901.
Driver Frederick William Davies
Royal Field Artillery
South Africa Medal Orange Free State /
Transvaal / Laing's Nek
80E19421 DVR: F.W. DAVIES, 64TH BTY:
Copy papers. Frederick William Davies was born in Farnborough, Kent and enlisted in March 1897, aged 18. Served in South Africa March 1901 to October 1902 and India to March 1905. He was convicted and imprisoned in July 1908 by the civil powers. Discharged March 1913. Also received the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.
Traces of "ghost dates" on reverse of medal.
Private Alfred John Bester
2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade
South Africa Medal Transvaal /South
Africa 1902 8058 PTE. A. BESTER. RIFLE BDE.
Copy papers. Alfred John Bester enlisted in October 1900, aged 17. Served in South Africa from March 1902 to September 1902. Then Egypt Sept. 1902 to November 1905, India Nov. 1905 to December 1908. Discharged in the UK 18 October 1912. Clasps confirmed on medal roll.
Private John William Castle
CPL. J.W. CASTLE. YORK. R.
India General Service Medal 1908 Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. 1-YORK. R.
Copy papers. John William Castle was from Northallerton, Yorkshire and enlisted in April 1908. To India with the 1st Battalion January 1913.
The battalion spent the entire First World War in India. Both medals confirmed. Discharged January 1920.
General Service Medal 1908 Waziristan
M-15523 PTE. W. MCMURRAY.
Copy MIC confirms no WWI entitlement.
T1-2098 DVR: W.G. JOHNSON,
British War Medal T1-2098 A-CPL. W.G. JOHNSON. A.S.C.
Victory Medal T1-2098 A-CPL. W.G. JOHNSON. A.S.C.
Copy MIC. William George Johnson went to France 9 November 1914 and was discharged in December 1918.
Sold with brass ASC cap badge and ID tag on chain: W.G. JOHNSON 2098 C.E. A.S.C.
T prefix indicates Horsed Transport.
Private James Wilfred Miller
Army Service Corps
1M2-074666PTE. J.W. MILLER. A.S.C.
British War Medal M2-074666 PTE. J.W. MILLER. A.S.C.
Victory Medal M2-074666 PTE. J.W. MILLER. A.S.C.
Safe Driving Medal 1939
Safe Driving Medal 1953/1954/1955/1956/1957
Safe Driving Medal 1958 / 1959 / 1961
Public Service Vehicle Driver licence CC 6410
Copy research. James Wilfred Miller was born in September 1891 and served in the Army Service Corps. Went to France 23 April 1915 and was discharged 17 July 1919. In October 1916 he married Maria Harris in Moreton in Marsh,